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Herman Cain and GOP Presidential Nomination an Oxymoron

Herman Cain and GOP Presidential Nomination an Oxymoron

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson
, The name Herman Cain and the words GOP presidential nominee make for a pitiable oxymoron. But the irrepressible talk show host and former Godfather Pizza CEO still thinks that he can stand the GOP on its head and get it to nominate him, an African-American, as its 2012 presidential standard bearer. Cain certainly has the right stuff to be considered a serious contender. … Read entire article »

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BARBARA LEE FIGHTS AGAINST BLANK CHECK FOR ENDLESS WAR, PUSHES FOR SWIFT WITHDRAWAL FROM AFGHANISTAN AND SENSIBLE CUTS TO BLOATED PENTAGON BUDGET

BARBARA LEE FIGHTS AGAINST BLANK CHECK FOR ENDLESS WAR, PUSHES FOR SWIFT WITHDRAWAL FROM AFGHANISTAN AND SENSIBLE CUTS TO BLOATED PENTAGON BUDGET

Lee Opposes Defense Authorization Bill That Repeats the Same Mistakes All Over Again Washington, DC – This week, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced several amendments to the Defense Authorization bill. Through her bipartisan work with Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI), Congresswoman Lee forced a floor vote on the Amash-Lee amendment which would strike the controversial Section 1034 from the bill. Section 1034 represents a broad definition of undefined enemies in any … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alameda County, Featured, Politics

BARBARA LEE: PATRIOT ACT SACRIFICES OUR FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES

BARBARA LEE: PATRIOT ACT SACRIFICES OUR FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) released the following statement this evening following House passage of the PATRIOT Act, which she opposed: “We should balance our national security with protection of our civil liberties, but the PATRIOT Act does not achieve that necessary balance. I opposed the extension of the PATRIOT Act because we cannot sacrifice fundamental freedoms, including the right to privacy, in our effort to manage the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alameda County, Local News, Politics

ACCESS TO SALARY SHOULD NOT DETERMINE ACCESS TO JUSTICE, SAYS SWANSON

ACCESS TO SALARY SHOULD NOT DETERMINE ACCESS TO JUSTICE, SAYS SWANSON

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Equal Access to Justice Act, authored by Assemblymember Sandré R. Swanson (D-Alameda), Chair of the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee, passed the Assembly today. The bill will increase low-wage workers’ access to the justice system after a recent court decision, Chavez v. City of Los Angeles (2010) 47 Cal.4th 970, effectively discouraged low-wage workers from making employment discrimination claims under the Fair Employment and Housing … Read entire article »

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